I'm an assistant professor at NYU Abu Dhabi, where I teach courses in Political Science.

I received my PhD in Government from Harvard University in 2012, and was a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford from 2012-2014.

You can download my CV here.


Areas of Research

  • Comparative Politics 
  • Political Economy of Development
  • African Politics 
  • Methodology and Research Design
  • Corruption and Fraud 
  • Conflict and Political Violence

Professional Memberships

  • American Political Science Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • European Political Science Association
  • African Studies Association

Fellowships and Awards

  • Nuffield College, Oxford University, Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow, 2012 - 2014
  • National Science Foundation, Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2008 – 2009
  • Government Dept. Political Economy Fellowship for Methodology Training, 2006 – 2007